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The Need to Extend Beyond Cross-Cultural Awareness Training. (Re)Contesting Indigenous Knowledge and Indigenous Studies Conference

Fredericks, Bronwyn L. (2007) The Need to Extend Beyond Cross-Cultural Awareness Training. (Re)Contesting Indigenous Knowledge and Indigenous Studies Conference. (Unpublished)

Abstract

In the Health Sector, Cross-Cultural Awareness Training has been seen as a way to improve knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to therefore improve service delivery and therapeutic care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Health personnel may have undertaken this type of training in their workplace or as part of their education in an undergraduate degree program. Other sectors additionally undertake Cross-Cultural Awareness Training for similar reasons and in similar educational settings. This paper includes the views of a selection of Aboriginal women and highlights the need to extend beyond knowledge gained through Cross-Cultural Awareness Training to Anti-Racism Training. Furthermore, that Anti-Racism Training and addressing white race privilege is required in order to address the inequities within the health system, the marginalisation and disempowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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ID Code: 14593
Item Type: Other
Additional Information: This is the powerpoint presentation delivered at the ISIK 2007 Conference. University of Technology Sydney, 11-13th July 2007 (Powerpoint Presentation)
Keywords: Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Indigenous, Cross, Cultural Awareness Training, Anti, Racism Training, White Race Privilege, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Bronwyn L. Fredericks
Deposited On: 01 Sep 2008
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 23:03

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